3 Ways to Style Your Canopy Bed

A classic style dating back to medieval times, the canopy bed has a rich history. Once the chosen sleeping space of lords and ladies, the canopy bed's reputation of luxury and grandeur actually works for modern boudoirs too as evidence in the supremely chic guest rooms of The Parker Palm Springs, pictured above. Using the Pottery Barn Frances Canopy Bed--a piece with contemporary lines and transitional flair--as our inspiration, we've designed three distinctly different rooms to illustrate the versatility of this statement piece. See how your choice in accessories, linens, and accent furniture can transform this classic bed frame, allowing it to seamlessly mesh with eclectic international, rustic sophisticated, and urban polished sensibilities in a matter of moments. mvp-header
mvp Frances Canopy Bed, From $1799, Pottery Barn


Statement textures, shimmering details, ethnic textiles, and a dose of (faux) fur add glamorous sophistication to our canopy bed. Decidedly chic and well-traveled, this room is perfect for the stylish person on the go.

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Turkish Sheets, From $240, Anichini Fresca Pillow, $450, Jayson Home Moroccan Drum Table, $425, Wisteria
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Concrete Column Table Lamp, $297, Shades of Light Cowhide Tile Rug, From $1745, Restoration Hardware Faux Fur Throw, $80, H&M


We love the look the canopy bed takes on when surrounded by raw woods, nubby linens, and cozy knits. A dose of natural burlap and warm, shimmering lighting combine to create a comforting retreat perfect for curling up after a long winter's day.

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Linen Duvet Cover, $285, Shop Fog Linen Solid Silk Hand-Loomed Pillow Cover, $44, West Elm House Blessing Table, $785, Atchison Home 
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 19th C. Vintage Mercury Glass Lamp, $165, Restoration Hardware  Thurston Rug, From $349, Crate & Barrel  Pavo Beige Silk & Wool Throw, $169, The Loaded Trunk


Sleek lines and a restrained color palette transform our bed from country fixture to city slicker. Paired-down accessories and a mix of textures in a monochrome scheme set a metropolitan mood. A serene respite from the city's hustle and bustle, this room leans masculine and is decidedly chic.

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Allegro Bedding, From $99, Matouk Ombre Velvet Pillow, $188, Anthropologie Enzo Nightstand, $685, HD Buttercup
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Rio Desk Lamp, $320, Furbish Studio Luminescent Rib Rug, From $299, Calvin Klein Knit Herringbone Throw, $195, High Street Market
Do you have a canopy bed? How have you personalized it in your style? Share with us in the comments. Photographs: The Parker Palm Springs, Isabel Lopez-Quesada via Architectural Digest, Kelly Wearstler via Elle DecorThe Parker Palm Springs, Courtesy of Lonny, Courtesy of House Beautiful, Richard Hallberg, via Remodelista, Courtesy of Lonny, McAlpine Booth & Ferrier.